“The Good Wife” recap (5.13): Parallel Construction, Bitches

 
 

It appears Mr. Bishop is being held on another drug charge, and the next day, there’s one big, happy, dysfunctional family around the defense table in the courtroom: Lester, Alicia, Cary, Bishop, Will, and Diane, since they are all still somehow sharing Bishop as a client. Thankfully, though, FA v. LG courtroom bickering seems to have settled down to a low simmer. These brief courtroom scenes are some of the only times we really get to see Diane in this whole episode, though, which is a damn shame. But at least we still get to witness her flawless fashion sense. That jacket!

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Jeffrey Tambor is also back as Judge Kluger, which is great for us because he is hilarious, but slightly weird for Alicia because she has a lunch date with him in the near future, which could present a conflict of interest. We still don’t know exactly what this lunch date is about, though. It’s supposedly to talk about a book he’s writing, but why single out Alicia to discuss it with? Does the Kluge have a crush? Does he want a connection to the governor? Alicia considers canceling, but Cary advises her to keep it so as not to piss off the judge of the trial they’re working on. But then she ends up getting distracted and accidentally shows up way late to the weird lunch date. As she gushes her apologies, he’s like, it’s fine, it’s fine, but oh, I just got this important call, and now I’m going to leave YOU sitting here by yourself. So did she piss him off? Or is he still his seemingly amiable self, and he actually did just get a call that forced him to leave? Later in the episode, they share a confusing phone call, where he says he’s no longer writing his book. And then he says goodbye in Mandarin. Because he’s learning Mandarin. I literally have no idea what is happening in this storyline.

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Anyhoo, with some shrewd maneuvering by Will and hilarious testimony by good ol’ Howard Lyman, the Florrick-Agos-LG team proves that Bishop actually wasn’t moving product on the day that the Department of Justice says that he was — or at least, that there’s no way their witness could have seen him doing so. To which the DEA rushes in and is all, “Oh, haha, funny thing! We actually meant to say the day BEFORE that day. Ha ha. Whoopsies!” At which the DOJ/DEA get a stern warning from Kluger, and Bishop and Lester figure something out. They confront Alicia about it in the creepy yet awesome Florrick-Agos freight elevator, which, might I just add, is the perfect environment for a good sex scene. Just something to keep in mind, Kings.

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See, Bishop actually HAD been moving goods on the original day in question. The witness couldn’t have seen him do it, as LG had shown, but he had indeed done it. Which the DOJ knows, which is why this case is happening in the first place. But the fact that the DEA/DOJ are now scrambling to switch around their stories is because they can’t bring in their REAL witness, which means their real witness must be a confidential informant. And as Lester informs Alicia in the elevator, the only people Bishop had informed of his whereabouts on that day were the employees of Florrick-Agos. The leak, therefore, must be one of them. And if it is, Lemond Bishop is going to kill you, y’all.

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